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This Month: 'Point to Point Navigation'

Published on Friday, March 8, 2013

Point to Point NavigationThis month's History Book Club selection is Point to Point Navigation by Gore Vidal. 

Come discuss this fascinating book at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12, in the meeting room on the second floor.

The discussion will be led by librarian Dave Gantt.

Published on Thursday, March 7, 2013

Friends of the Library Chevy ChaseChevy Chase Library Children's Room invites children from all of the District of Columbia public libraries to participate in the annual Sheila Robertson Writing Contest.  This award, sponsored by Friends of the Chevy Chase Library, encourages children from kindergarten to eighth grade, to read and write book reviews about a special book that inspired them.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Published on Wednesday, March 6, 2013

The DC Public Library will be open during its regular hours on Thursday, March 7.

Published on Monday, March 4, 2013

Professor and the Madman coverThe March selection of the Chevy Chase Book Club is The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester.  It’s a true story of murder, madness and the making of the Oxford English Dictionary.

Copies of The Professor and the Madman can be picked up at the Chevy Chase Neighborhood Library.

The club will meet on March 4 at 7 p.m.

'Pym' by Mat Johnson

Published on Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Pym coverThe February selection of the Chevy Chase Book Club is Pym by Mat Johnson.  It is a hilarious and insightful book about race, obsession and literature that uses Edgar Allan Poe's bizarre novel The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym as a jumping off point. 

'In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson'

Published on Monday, January 28, 2013

In the Year of the Boar and Jackie RobinsonIn 1947, the year of the Boar in the Chinese calendar, Shirley Temple Wong (an American name she chose for herself) leaves with her mother from China to come to America.  They are coming to live with Mr. Wong, who has been working and preparing a home for them. Everything is unfamiliar in coming to a new country.  Shirley is anxious to prove to her parents -- and to herself -- that she can adapt.  She doesn't speak English very well and is just beginning to learn about many American customs.  She wants to maintain her Chinese traditions, yet accept her new American culture.

Published on Monday, January 28, 2013

Cover of On Saudi ArabiaJoin us for a special History Book Club session on Tuesday, Feb. 12.  We will be discussing the book On Saudi Arabia by Karen Elliott House at the Smithsonian Sackler Museum.

Join us for great films most Mondays at 2 p.m.

Published on Monday, January 21, 2013

Upcoming films in our Marvelous Movie Monday film series include some classics you might enjoy seeing again: